Grandma’s Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe – Easter Recipes From The Heart

Posted on April 13, 2019 by

The original Dutch Baby pancake

If you read my earlier post, you know I’ve been kind of dreading Easter this year. I mean, what is it all about if there aren’t little kids (or any kids) around to search for eggs, dive into Easter candy and make a fancy meal together?

In order to not be seen as completely pathetic, I PROMISE I will at least keep one tradition despite this empty nest – for Easter breakfast, I WILL make Grandma’s Dutch Baby Pancake.

As my kids grew from toddlers to tweens to teens, getting up early for anything was increasingly difficult.  One sure fire method I’ve found for rousing them out of bed, however, is to prepare a warm, aromatic breakfast.

Having been raised in a family of spectacular cooks, it’s always been fun to prepare traditional recipes of my childhood.  For a quick, simple and healthy Easter breakfast sure to please your family and friends, why not try my grandmother’s Dutch baby pancake?

Grandma’s Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe:


2 T. butter

½ c. milk

½ c. flour

¼ c. sugar

2 eggs

1 T. butter softened

pinch of nutmeg

lemon wedges

powdered sugar or maple syrup (optional)

First, preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Next, melt 2 T. butter in a 10-inch ovenproof skillet (I use Grandma’s cast iron) over medium heat. Make sure the butter covers the entire bottom and sides of the pan.  Then, use a blender to puree together milk, flour, sugar, eggs, softened butter and nutmeg in a bowl.  Pour into skillet.  Cook 1 minute.  Finally, place the pan in the oven and bake 12-15 minutes, until puffed and golden.  Be prepared to serve immediately-it will deflate after you remove it.  Slice into wedges, and serve with fresh lemon, powdered sugar or syrup.  Serves 4.

C, long ago Easter, with Grandma Sue watching (she’s the current Dutch Baby Pancake expert!)

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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Comments: 2

  • Evie

    May 11, 2019

    The Dutch Baby Pancake looks delicious. I do have to admit I had to google it because it’s the first time I’ve come across it. But from the ingredients and instructions it definitely something I’m going to try making for the kids. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jennifer Wolfe

      June 6, 2019

      You’re welcome, Evie! I hope you enjoyed the Dutch Baby pancake! xoxo

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